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Title: LABORERS LOCAL 79 IS RECRUITING APPRENTICES September 24, 2012
Post by: GREGORYABUTLER on September 04, 2012, 12:03:38 pm
Laborers Recruit Apprentices

New York City, NY (September 04, 2012) -

The Construction and General Building Laborers, Local Union #79, will conduct a recruitment from September 24, 2012 through October 5, 2012 for 200 skilled construction craft laborer apprentices, State Labor Commissioner Peter M. Rivera announced today.

 The recruitment for Local Union #79 will be offered online from 9:00 a.m. to 11:59 a.m. during the recruitment period. The recruitment will be offered for 2 hours, 59 minutes a day for 10 business days or until 2,000 applicants are reached. Applicants who do not have Internet access, and therefore also cannot see the NYSDOL's website, may visit the local library or call 311 and ask for the nearest One-Stop Career Center.

The Committee requires that applicants:

    Must be at least 18 years old at the start of the program.
    Must have a high school diploma or general equivalency diploma (G.E.D.).
    Must be physically capable of performing the work, as determined by applicant's verbal statement.
    Must pass a pre-hire drug screening at the applicant's expense - after acceptance into the program.

    Instructions:
    Go to http://www.mttf.org/ (Do not add any information outside of fields) (Applicant must type the full address with the WWW)
    Follow the site to Apprentice Local 79
    Fill out the required fields
    The applicant will then wait for a letter in the mail asking to schedule an interview (this could take up to two years. depending on economic conditions)
    Please notify the US Postal service if you move

For further information, applicants should contact the nearest New York State Department of Labor office or Local Union #79 at (718) 383-6863.

Apprentice programs registered with the Department of Labor must meet standards established by the Commissioner.  Under state law, sponsors of programs cannot discriminate against applicants because of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, disability or marital status.  Women and minorities are encouraged to submit applications for apprenticeship programs.  Sponsors of programs are required to adopt affirmative action plans for the recruitment of women and minorities.